Can someone please explain to me why the 7-Elevens in other countries get all the good stuff? Seriously, we're lagging over here in the States! First Japan gets Hot Ginger Ale, and now it has Green Tea Azuki Bean Bars in the freezer section at 7-Eleven.
While it might be getting a little cold for these frozen treats, it’s still pretty hard for a green tea freak like me to resist a shell of matcha ice frozen around a center of sweet, chewy azuki beans. Be warned, if you're not a fan of the strong tea flavor, this probably isn’t for you, though the sweetness of the azuki might counteract some of the matcha’s bitterness. But hey, the ice cream only sets you back 130 yen (US$1.30), so it’s definitely at least worth a try, don’t you think?